I’m looking to go to the Canadian GP this year since I’m unable to drive abroad (due to other financial constraints); luckily, my budget is sufficient for a nice GS ticket as well as a hostel stay (hotels are looking very unlikely due to the sheer cost of anything actually in Montreal, or even in nearby Longeuil).
I’m trying to decide between a few grandstands: either 11, 12, or 15.
From the diagrams I’ve seen, I’m concerned that if I take GS 11 or 12, I won’t be able to actually see the start, which is the main reason why I’d want to be there (plus you can still hear the sweet braking/acceleration noises). Would anyone be able to verify this? It looks like GS 11 extends way past the Senna curve, so I’d be crushed if I could not see the start. GS 12 looks like it might not even be able to see the start until they reach the first set of turns.
GS 15 looks like a clear view of the hairpin either way, so I’m less concerned about that.
General admission is something I’d consider as well, but is it difficult to get a spot unless you arrive really early?